What We Are About

Hello and welcome to HappyFamilyArt, where you will find fun places to visit around NJ, art lessons, craft instructions, coloring pages and more! Here you will find our happy family learning, traveling, making art and having fun!

happy family artNJ Travels

Here you will find all sorts of fun day trips all over New Jersey and surrounding states. You can read about our family’s experiences there and hopefully get out and have fun! Also, be sure to check out our very popular list of FREE OR INEXPENSIVE PLACES FOR FAMILY FUN IN AND AROUND NJ.

happy family artArt Lessons

Take a look at the many art lessons we have. So far there is acrylic, watercolor, how to draw, amazing coloring pages and more!

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Take a look at what’s new at Happy Family Art:

handmade holiday ornament ideasHandmade Holiday Ornament Ideas

Making our own happy ornaments and decorations during the holiday season is one of my favorite things to do.

Christmas Coloring PagesColoring Pages

Check out some of our seasonal and fun coloring pages. 

Snowman Acrylic Painting TutorialCute Snowman Acrylic Painting

This is an easy and fun to make painting and it is great for the winter season. 

Easy Beaded Christmas Tree EarringsChristmas Tree Earrings

Simple and easy to make, these earrings make a great gift.

Shawnee MountainOur Visit To Shawnee Mountain Pennsylvania Daytrip Destinations

This will be our fourth year of skiing and snowboarding on Shawnee with friends.  It’s an excellent place to get on the slopes. 

montclairartmuseum1Our Visit To Montclair Art Museum

Montclair Art Museum is a fun little museum located in a wonderful area, with so much to explore with your family.

Beaded Felt Pins Tutorial Pins And Brooches Beaded Felt Pins Tutorial

These beaded felt pins are a small craft project that are fun and really simple to make.  

Our Visit To The Thomas Edison National Historical ParkOur Visit To Thomas Edison Historical Park

We visited the Thomas Edison Historical Park in October. It was most definitely an educational experience.

Multi-Strand Leather Necklace and BraceletMulti-Strand Leather Necklace and Bracelet

Easy to make a necklace or a bracelet using leather, silk, beads, and more.

Introduction to felting: how to make a felted dollHow To Make A Felted Doll

I fell in love with felting when I tried it a friend’s house (peer pressure at it’s best). Introduction to felting, and how to make a felted doll tutorial.

Our Visit To Raptor TrustOur Visit To Raptor Trust

This is not the first time that we visit Raptor Trust in Millington. It is always a great and wonderful experience.

How To Sew A Shopping Bag Or A PurseHow To Sew A Shopping Bag Or A Purse

I made these Shakespeare themed bags for a friend. It is an easy beginner sewing project, and I enjoyed the process.

Fun Watercolor Galaxy and Space Paintings Fun Space and Galaxy Watercolor Paintings.

These paintings allowed me to explore watercolor techniques, while having a great time with the process.

Our Visit To Longwood Gardens Pennsylvania Daytrip DestinationsAwesome Photography Tips

I have created this page so that I can share all the photography tips, tricks and techniques that I have learned along the way.

Embroidery Hoop Star MapEmbroidery Hoop Star Map

Step by step instructions on how to make this fairly accurate embroidery hoop star map. Fairly easy, though a few mistakes were made, and makes a great gift!